Join us on February 23, 2023 at 7:00pm (ET) as Evening with Germanna presents a virtual lecture by Dr. Marcel Rotter on German emigration titled The German Diaspora: Looking at German emigration worldwide from the 9th century to today.
Dr. Marcel Rotter will give a crash course based on “The German Diaspora” class he teaches in the German program at the University of Mary Washington. This program will look at German settlement contexts – from the Volga to the Hudson and from Transylvania to Pennsylvania.
At Mary Washington University, Dr. Rotter is training the next generation of German American researchers. Dr. Rotter and his students are examining questions about immigration to America, where and when the German speakers became Germans, other questions about ethnicity (Who is German and who is American?), and the geography of immigration (from Germantown to Chinatown).
About the speaker:
Dr. Marcel P. Rotter is the Associate Professor of German and Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. His research focuses mainly on visual communication in 20th century Germany – from product advertisement to propaganda. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a thesis on image-picture relationships in German government posters from 1917 to 1971. Through his research on war bond poster campaigns during World War I in Germany & Austria on the one hand and Great Britain and the U.S. on the other hand, he discovered his interest in German American studies. He has been a transcriber of documents and letters in Kurrentschrift since his graduate school years and still participates in weekly group meetings of transcribers via Zoom.
This is a donate-what-you-can event. To register for the event, click here and stay tuned for an email from Germanna with the Zoom link.